Photo by Jim Carrington, publicity design by Hannah Grace Taylor
Cambridge University Ballet Club's Giselle Cambridge University Ballet Club was proud to present an interpretation of Giselle, possibly the most famous romantic ballet of all time, in February 2017. Set to Adolphe Adam’s mesmerizing score, this ballet tells the heartbreakingly beautiful story of the titular character, Giselle, a peasant girl who is driven to death by the betrayal of her lover, Albrecht.
This was choreographed and performed by some of Cambridge’s top dancing talent, and featuring a full cast from across the entire Ballet Club, showing a tale of deceit, revenge, but most importantly, a love so strong it transcends death.
Praise for the previous year’s performance of Romeo and Juliet: ‘Stunningly performed and incredibly moving’ - 5 stars from The Tab ‘An enchanting performance of a wonderful ballet’ - 8/10 from The Cambridge Student
If you are interested in doing ballet during your time at Cambridge, then the Ballet Club has something to offer you. Society classes are also open to members of the public, and run during full term. You don't have to book or pay in advance - just turn up to any class!
Whether you are a complete beginner or if you have had a professional dance career, we offer classes, workshops and performance opportunities that you can get involved in.
In addition to the classes we run a range of social events, from informal drinks gatherings and meals out to screenings of ballet-themed films, and a May Week garden party. These are great ways to get to know your fellow dancers and meet people from a highly diverse range of backgrounds!